Padmavati cleared by UK Censor Board sans any cuts

Bollywood Padmavati Sanjay Leela Bhansali Padmavati row Ranveer Singh Deepika Padukone Shri Rajput Karni Sena

Second, if the producers decide to release the movie in the United Kingdom market, the decision would open up possibilities of the film getting pirated and leaked in the Indian market before Padmavati gets a chance to hit screens back home.

His Uttar Pradesh counterpart Yogi Adityanath had held the movie director responsible for hurting sentiments of Rajput community, while Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje government had sought edits in the film to remove objectionable sequences. "We believe in freedom of speech and expression but any foul play with our great culture is not tolerated", the Gujarat CM told PTI.

However, while this means that nothing stops the film from releasing overseas (unless the Supreme Court intervenes), it also opens up the possibility of pirated versions of the movie being made available before it finally gets to open in India. Another senior Union Minister, Birender Singh, said those opposing Padmavati should first watch the film. Chief Minister Vijay Rupani has said that the government won't allow its release in the state because of they don't want any law and order situation. "They have already broken so many reassurances in the past", said Jadeja, who says his group is ready to march up to the UK Parliament in protest unless the film's release is blocked in the country. The board has asked the makers to resend the film for revision.

The ongoing controversy surrounding Sanjay Leela Bhansali's Padmavati has taken over the nation with a storm and everyone is brimming with opinion on the same.

Thereafter, members of Shri Rajput Karni Sena once again destroyed the sets of the film in Maharashtra.

The film, Padmavati, is based on a 16th century Sufi epic poem in which a Rajput queen chooses to kill herself rather than be captured by the Muslim sultan of Delhi, Allaudin Khilji.

Bollywood is in chaos after death threats to a female star forced producers to postpone a much-anticipated movie.

"This film distorts our history, culture and traditions and when it has been boycotted by so many states in India, the filmmakers are trying to use a clever approach of getting the film released in the United Kingdom", said Mahendrasinh Jadeja, the president of Rajput Samaj of UK.

Related news: